Hadith ~ Generosity in the month of Ramadhan

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him): ‘Allah’s Messenger (SAWS) was the most generous of all the people and he used to reach the peak of generosity in the month of Ramadhan when Gabriel (Peace be upon him) used to meet with him, and Gabriel used to meet him every night of Ramadhan to teach him the Koran. Allah’s Messenger (SAWS) was the most generous person in readiness and haste to do charitable deeds).’ (Bukhari)

SAWS: May Allah exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection

Riyaadiss-Saliheen (The Meadows of the Righteous) (Abridged)
By Imam An Nawawi Vol. (2)
Publisher: Dar Al-Manarah
ISBN: 977.6005.23.3
Chapiter 202, Page 804, Number 663

Commentary ~ A Simple Approach to complete the Quran once a Month

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Allah’s Messenger (May Allah exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection) said: “The most blessed of deeds is that which is done consistently, even if it is a minute one.” (Sahih Bukhari)

Brother Muslim, the Quran is made up of thirty parts, like the month. One should read one part of the Quran every day so that it can be completed in its entirety in one month. Furthermore, each part consists of twenty pages. If one were to read four pages during the daily obligatory prayers, it would facilitate the completion of one part every day. See, brother Muslim, how much good escapes us because we do not know how to organize our lives? When you practice this habit with regularity, you will not only be one of the guided ones, but you will also find profound pleasure and fulfillment in a consistent act of worship. You will also see the benefit and reward in a small act done continuously, as opposed to much done at irregular intervals.

Gems and Jewels
Compiled by: Abdul-Malik Mujahid
Publisher: Maktaba Dar-us-Salam
ISBN: 9960-897-59-1
Page 43

Commentary ~ From the Piety of Abu Hanifah

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Abu Hanifah and a man from Basrah were partners in a business. On one occasion, Abu Hanifah sent 70 expensive garments to him, sending with them a note which read: “One of them is defective, and it is such and such garment, so when you sell it, make sure that you point out the defect.” The man sold it for 30,000 dirhams and when he came with the money to Abu Hanifah, the latter asked, “Did you point out the defect?” He said, “I forgot.” Abu Hanifah took nothing from the profit, but instead gave it all in charity.

Gems and Jewels
Compiled by: Abdul-Malik Mujahid
Publisher: Maktaba Dar-us-Salam
ISBN: 9960-897-59-1
Page 124